Meeting By Light
"Photography is often considered in terms of its technical process and finished product, the image. This project, by contrast, seeks to explore its creation: the process of “hosting” light—the visible world in this present moment—within my camera as in my eye; the process and gift of attention. Across twelve months of photographing in everyday neighbourhood settings—shoreline, forest, gardens, and home—I engaged in photography with an open and conversational attention, showing up with anticipation and offering space to that which I encountered. As I hosted Creation, I hosted the Creator’s presence—and found myself wondrously hosted in turn.
Photography, inherently bridging human seeing and creative expression, by its nature requires a meeting. And the photographs of this show arose from such meetings, breath-held or ecstatic with delight, meetings on holy ground. I encountered nature whispering and resplendent, invitational and quietly responsive; I was called to listen and to wonder and to play. These photographs, the resultant images, tell a story of meetings: meetings by light visible; meetings by and in and with Light, transcendent."